Monroe College To Launch Human Services Associate And Bachelor Degree Programs In Fall 2015

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New Programs to Reflect Expanding Employment Opportunities in Fields

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that it is launching associate (A.S.) and bachelor (B.S.) degree programs in Human Services this fall to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals working in social service agencies, mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, domestic abuse shelters and community centers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in human services is expected to grow 22 percent over the next seven years, due to the expansion of the adult day care system and growth in group homes and residential care facilities that require the attention and care of educated practitioners.

Monroe's new human services degree programs, offered through its School of Allied Health Professions, are designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the needs of diverse communities and individuals. The associate degree program aims to prepare students for entry-level positions, while graduates of the bachelor degree program will be eligible to seek employment in management and leadership roles. In keeping with the college's emphasis on real-world experience, both programs require the completion of two supervised field placements to ensure students are well prepared to serve children and adults in a variety of settings.

“Our new degree programs reflect the burgeoning employment prospects in human services fields, which are projected to grow at an unprecedented rate in the next seven years,” said Jerry Kostroff, Dean of Monroe's School of Allied Health Professions. “The launch of these programs underscores our continued commitment to offering relevant, up-to-date education that prepares students for post-graduation career success, and will help connect students to the many New York social services agencies with which we maintain robust partnerships.”

The human services degree programs will be offered at both the Bronx and New Rochelle campuses, beginning in the fall 2015 semester.

Monroe College's School of Allied Health Professions currently offers associate degree programs in medical administration, medical assisting and pharmacy technician and bachelor degree programs in health services administration and public health. To learn more about the school and its programs, please see here.

ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE

Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, and Master degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu

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